Washington Nationals: Nationals vs. Mets Series Preview
The Washington Nationals open the 2019 regular season at home against the New York Mets from March 28-31. View our breakdown and keys to victory.
The Washington Nationals are about to play a meaningful baseball game!
Sure, spring training games are fun and all, but those get boring too quickly. Now, the games begin for real.
The Nationals start at home this year as they host the New York Mets.
Opening Day is tomorrow, March 28, and first pitch is scheduled at1:05 p.m. ET. Both teams get an off-day on the 29th, and then the series continues on the 30th and concludes on the 31st.
Last season, the Mets won the season series 11-8. The Mets scored 5.63 runs per game while the Nationals only scored 4.31 runs per game.
In the division last season, the Nats went 41-35 (.539).
The Nationals have won their previous three Opening Day games and are six for their last seven in game number one.
Going for four in a row won’t be an easy task as the Mets have revamped their roster, opting to make a push for the playoffs rather than rebuild.
During the offseason, the Mets have added numerous veterans and all-stars, including Wilson Ramos, Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz, and Jed Lowrie.
Adding those players to a roster with Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard in their primes will make the Mets a real force in the National League East.
In this slideshow, we will preview the matchups starting with the probable pitching matchups along with little tidbits that may show us which team might win each game.